The Link Between Gum Disease and Viral Infections

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The pandemic has increased public awareness of the danger of viruses and the importance of a healthy immune system. Our Immune System Protects Against Serious Illness The variation in the seriousness of COVID-19 illness is due, in part, to the strength of natural biological defenses. Of course, you may be wondering why we’re discussing this…

A Beautiful Smile is Timeless

Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Show Your Age in Lafayette

Every stage of life has its benefits and drawbacks. For example, in our golden years, we may enjoy traveling, more free time and grandchildren. However, most Lafayette retirees do not welcome wrinkles, limited mobility or dental dilemmas. Fortunately, your smile can be healthy and attractive throughout your life. With cosmetic and restorative dentistry, you can…

47% of Adults Have Gum Disease: Are You One of Them?

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A recent CDC report provides the following data related to prevalence of periodontitis in the U.S.: 47.2% of people aged 30 years and older have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease increases with age, 70.1% of individuals 65 years and older have periodontal disease. This condition is more common in men than women (56.4%…

The 4 Stages of Gum Disease

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Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It’s a progressive disease, and when in its earliest stages it’s easily treatable at Boulder County Smiles. Here are the four main stages of gum disease. Gingivitis The main symptoms of gingivitis include red or swollen gums that cause discomfort while brushing and flossing.…